• The purpose of homework is to provide time for each student to review essential skills and information taught during class time. Homework also teaches students important study habits including organization, time management, and practice. The district has stated guidelines for the amount of time students at each grade level should spend on homework, four days a week. The times given below are for the average student. Some students may need more than the allotted time to complete assignments and others a bit less. (See Homework Policy – Appendix B)

    Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
    10 – 15
    minutes
    15 – 20
    minutes
    20 – 30
    minutes
    30 – 45
    minutes
    30 – 45
    minutes

    If you find that your child regularly spends significantly more than the allotted time in concentrated effort, please contact the teacher to work out an appropriate homework modification plan.

    Home Reading Time

    In addition to homework, students should read at home and/or be read to daily. Students who are read to daily from infancy have better language skills and eventually become better readers. Parents are highly encouraged to read to their child early and often. A child is never too old to enjoy a “read aloud”. Family reading time is often a very special and memorable time for children and their
    parents. Children learn to read well by reading daily. Once the child is able to read simple books independently, a quiet reading time daily or just before sleep time is highly recommended. Children who are struggling with reading will benefit from “paired reading” when the adult reads a few sentences and then the child reads a few sentences until the story is finished. The more students read independently the stronger their overall academic progress.